Georgetown BID Outlines Plans for K and Water Street Connections

The Georgetown Business Improvement District, District Department of Transportation and other community groups are working together to improve the way cars, bikes and pedestrians interact along Georgetown’s waterfront streets: K Street and Water Street. They are also planning a hopeful future in which the D.C. Streetcar runs along K Street and bicyclists slow down on the two bike trails that head east onto K Street.

The Georgetown BID held a June 25 meeting to familiarize neighbors with the options — and noted that it recognizes how “a connected, accessible and multi-modal transportation system is vital to the economic success of Georgetown. The K Street/Water Street corridor is well positioned to play a significant role in the area’s long-term economic growth as it begins the transformation into a comprehensive, integrated transportation network that allows for safe and convenient travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists of all ages and abilities.

“The K & Water Street Corridor study focuses on developing connectivity enhancements  for bicyclists and pedestrians, and is part of the Georgetown BID’s Georgetown 2028 15 Year Action Plan for the commercial district. The draft conceptual plan provides design recommendations to: 

• Improve linkages between two of the highest volume multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trails in the region: the Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Trails

• Improve public space between 34th Street and the Aqueduct Bridge

• Improve the environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other transportation modes and

• Integrate plans for the DC Streetcar and new boathouses planned for the future.

The concept plan includes an interim option, which can be completed in the short term and at a low cost to create a safer and more attractive environment, and a longer-term, optimum option which accommodates future planned uses. The study is funded through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation-Land Use Connections Program and will be completed in July 2016.”

Check out the concept plan [here](

To comment on the plan, email the Georgetown Business Improvement District at 


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